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5 Stars Out Of 5
This is an great book!
March 13, 2011
Someone has needed to write a book that attempts to bring a diverse family of thinkers to a place of consensus, and Jim and Sarah Sumner are doing just that. They encourage us not to get stuck in bringing our "truth" out of a limited metaphor, but to see the mystery in God's purposes in "two becoming one." We need to seek Him and His glory in our marriages above all else. They further challenge us to apply scriptural principals to our relationships. They encourage us to share a vision for our marriages and use it as an anchor when we get off track. I also appreciate their willingness to be real about their shortcomings and help us all to realize that we need to take the mask off and become accountable to other couples with our shortcomings. I have done pre-marital and marital counseling for over 25 years and this book is changing my approach, and helping my marriage. I challenge you to read, and pray about what you read.
This book presents a realistic view of Christian marriage and and is jam packed with advice about avoiding pitfalls in the marriage relationship. For that it is worth reading; however, I was not convinced by their definition of "headship." They did not give enough consideration to "context" in their exposition of Ephesians 5:23. Their understanding of headship as "metaphor" didn't make sense because they didn't clearly state what the meaning of the metaphor was especially in the context of Ephesians 5:21-33.